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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Blue Shadow

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  2. Grench

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    I suspect that the ask was for an update on where Form Action is with the 500 cases being produced. Example: Have machines started pushing plastic into molds? Have the 500 been created? Is there a delivery date? Are they done... OK, so that gets into the highly unlikely area...

    The last we heard about these was that Form Action believed that the shoulder buttons were fixed and @EvilDragon had ordered the 500 to be produced.
     
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    Yes, I know what Tritium is. I'm just saying that just because my watch has that written on the bezel doesn't really mean anything when it comes to slightly dodgy old watches of unknown origin; the only remarkable thing about it is that it was apparently featured once in an episode of The Champions, which gives a fix on the age of the thing but nothing else really.

    There's no battery in the thing; it's entirely clockwork.
     
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    What happened to the Aluminum case?? :)
     
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    An aluminum case would block WiFi & 4G.

    However... We're all worried about color and texture and finger prints, but there are several plastics compounds that can double or more the thermal conductivity of regular polycarbonate. Higher sustained clock rates by transferring and distributing heat better maybe?
     
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    I'm assuming EvilDragon can promote this to a separate topic if he desires, but I saw some discussion on the mailing list about which Linux kernel to use for the Pyra to start off with, even if just to enable testing.

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has a page up on his blog about this topic. It is at kroah.com: What Stable Kernel Should I Use? (2018-08-24)

    If you follow his method (which is probably a good idea), then choosing one of the Long Term Support (LTS) kernels appears to be sensible.

    Kernels categories are listed at The Linux Kernel Archives: Active kernel releases
    note that 4.19 is expected to be an LTS kernel, and Softpedia quotes an exchange between Greg Kroah-Hartman and LTSI as saying that it will be (Softpedia).

    So if EvilDragon is looking to choose a kernel, I would suggest that 4.14 or 4.19 are reasonably good candidates, unless there are extremely good reasons for choosing a non-LTS kernel.

    In case you are wondering who LTSI are, their web-presence makes it clear:


    (Edit to add: on the Pengutronix blog, there is an interesting article covering kernel choice for embedded systms. (Pengutronix blog: What Kernel Should I Use (Embedded Edition))​
     
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    This might be a hot topic, but I'd prefer a kernel release that's signed off by Linus rather than Greg. I'm sure Greg has done a good job, but now that Linus is back I'd prefer to have his direct seal of approval on the release.

    I don't think we need to rush a rebase of the patches either and the next point release of 4.19 should be signed off by Linus, so this might not even be relevant by the time we pick a new kernel.
     
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    To be honest, having just have a look around the Letux project Letux kernel home page, and having read their philosophy, I don't think they'll let EvilDragon go far wrong.

    I especially like the pushing of patches upstream, because for long-term use and support, you get closer and closer to being able to use a plain 'vanilla' mainline kernel - it means doing some extra work now to avoid a great deal of extra work in future.
     
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    It is getting frustrating as the cases were reported done and ordered a long time ago, now there are more tweeks and the cases are ordered.
     
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    Nice! Good news!
    I hope the clear cases are available soon as I need one to have a new leather holster made.
    In due time, if/when EvilDragon updates the case I'll have a new one made I guess.
     
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    That is huge news :)
     
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    Sweet, let's hope that the shoulder buttons will meet ED's standards for quality buttons.
     
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    Sounds indeed pretty good,
    So the Episode whit the old Case Company is done,
    Lets hope the new kernel shows that everything is ok
    So full Steam ahaid for massproduktion
     
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    Lets hope the new company is really as willing and eager to make it a succes as they seem now.
     
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    Yes! Finally some great news. Maybe we'll get the Pyra before Christmas after all? I know, that's barely over a year of time left, but a guy can dream, right?
     
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    No toots?
     
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    Two months, the dream.
     
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    Well this is realy great news!

    I like, how everything seems to come to a positiv conclousion.
     
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    Looks like EOMA68 will be ready in 2 months too. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year :)
     
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